Category Archives: What Do I Know About First Impressions

What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2021: Folk of the Feywild

We have a new Unearthed Arcana today! Our theme for this document is the Feywild, and the rules included are new lineages associated with that location. The last time we expanded the lineage options for player characters, it didn’t take long before the product reveal that pinpointed where those would appear in their final form. Having Feywild associated lineages will

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2021 Gothic Lineages

I feel like it was just yesterday when all the Unearthed Arcanas said “2020,” and it was literally the only good thing to contain the numbers 2020. But, low, what rises from the ashes of such a cursed year? A new Unearthed Arcana, clothed in burial shrouds, carrying with it predation, curses, and unlife. That’s a fitting follow up to

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? The World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game: The Zine

There are times when I could swear that I have visited a topic before, and yet I can find no evidence. I backed the Kickstarter for The World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game: The Zine, and I’ve been enjoying the content so far. You can find some of the individual articles here on DriveThruRPG. As a backer, I’ve been getting these in

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Midgard Chronicles (Organized Play Program)

Warduke Press is an organization that has recently started to run an organized play group for Kobold Press’ Midgard setting. Warduke Press appears to be the next iteration of the Greyhawk Reborn group that has been maintaining a Greyhawk based organized play group, so they appear to have some experience in managing a third party organized play group. As a

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2020, Subclasses Part 5 (D&D 5e)

We’ve had a little bit of a break from Unearthed Arcana releases, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the “final” version of lots of the material that I’ve reviewed over the last year when Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything releases next month. But, even before we get that book, we’ve got another Unearthed Arcana to look at today. Unearthed Arcana 2020, Subclasses

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Way of the Cobalt Soul and Oath of the Open Sea (Critical RoLe/D&D Beyond)

Recently two subclasses appeared on D&D Beyond, The Way of the Cobalt Soul for the Monk, and the Oath of the Open Sea for the Paladin. Both subclasses are connected to Critical Role, based on mechanics that Matthew Mercer has been tinkering with in the campaign, with two of his players. Unlike the Bloodhunter, an entire class which debuted in

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Scarred lands Creature Collections (5e OGL)

I have many weaknesses when it comes to RPG products, but one thing you will never hear me say is “there are too many monster books.” I love collections of various creatures from which I can draw inspiration. No, I don’t think I’ll ever use every single creature in one of these collections, but having access to them just kind

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What DO I Know About First Impressions? The Wagadu Chronicles (OGL 5E+)

A few months back, I saw the preview art for the Wagadu setting, an Afrofantasy setting by Twin Drums. The artwork was beautiful and evocative, so I signed up to get notification when the project went live. Apparently I wasn’t paying attention when I signed up, because the project is even more ambitious than I thought it was. Not only

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A Cold Read of Cold-Hearted Killer (Icewind Dale Rime of the Frost Maiden Spoilers)

Spoilers for Icewind Dale Rime of the Frost Maiden. Because I made a mistake and gave the cleric a 3rd 1st level spell, I’m threading an alternate universe version of the encounter under the narrative where it diverges. Don’t you love alternate universe stories? Because there has been some discussion about it, I decided to try out the tough mission

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